Posted by Sandra on October 30 2013

A few weeks ago I asked you to send me info about the most important radio stations of your country so I could make a list to request Love Is On The Radio, well some of you sent me the info and with it and the one I already had I created a page with info of radios worldwide where you can request #LIOTR everyday and help to promote it!

Also if you know more radio stations and you want me to add them on the list just send me an email to and I’ll add them.

Click on the pic below to enter to the LIOTR request page and spread the word about it!!!

McFly LIOTR Request

Posted by Sandra on March 14 2018

Below there’s another interview of Dougie’s new band INK with Phoenix Magazine UK and some new pics aswell.


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Though he’s already enjoyed stratospheric success with his first band McFly, Dougie Poynter is working from the ground up on his next big venture. INK are a three-man homage to good old-fashioned rock music, marking a maturing progression in sound for the ‘fit one from McFly’ and the blistering debuts of his bandmates, lead vocalist Todd Dorigo and drummer Corey Alexander.

With a sound hailing from a bygone era of rock n’ roll and a definite West Coast influence, INK have the kind of staying power the genre hasn’t seen since Queens of the Stoneage. Title track ‘Heaven’ begins with a galloping riff from Dougie, swiftly followed by a guitar chord straight conjuring the dusty trails of the Wild West and rumbling, baritone vocals. From the get-go, second track ‘Fever’ showcases stadium-worthy harmonies, and by the pre-chorus the crashing hi-hats have us lost in the imaginary mosh pit.
In a world of carefully engineered brand hookups, truly organic artistic collaborations are all too rare. They seem a somewhat quaint and romantic hangover from a past cultural era – think Mick Jagger and Keith Richards bumping into each other on the platform at Dartford train station (true story).

And yet INK really did form spontaneously. Dorigo and Poynter met on the London fashion scene where, says Poynter, ‘we were usually the only musicians.’ Both had ties to the industry – Dorigo has recently collaborated on the Burberry Acoustic campaign, while Poynter is a regular face at Fashion Week, who’s modeled for Louis Vuitton, Topman and Joshua Kane. They connected over what set them apart from the standard fash-pack, and when they were introduced to drummer Alexander (through the traditional ‘mutual friend’ route), the spark was lit.

‘As soon as I’d see Todd at one of these places, I’d make a beeline for him and we’d hang out,’ continues Poynter. And after ‘sliding into [Dorigo’s] DM’s’, it wasn’t long before the inevitable was set in motion.

‘The cool thing was, there was no real intention of starting a band straight away. I think my first message about writing to Todd was like, “do you want to come over with your guitar?”. We just wrote something there and then in a couple of hours, and it was very easy and lot of fun.’
‘In the end, I just set up camp at Dougie’s and we just had a month or two of wake up, write up, record,’ adds Dorigo. ‘Some days we’d get up and just chat for a couple of hours. We opened up about a lot of stuff, and it got quite personal.’

A chirpy morning coffee seems like unlikely origins for an EP that offers more than a murmur of the melancholy (they cite Nick Cave and poet Oliver Clarke as major references). I mention that their music sounds more like the product of sultry midnight beers. ‘Always the morning over a coffee,’ Dougie protests. ‘It was like caffeine fuelled therapy. I make some strong coffee, man!’

They may have not set out with the intention of hitting the studio (and then, naturally, the stage), but after accumulating ‘literally hundreds of ideas’ between them, it became evident that their little project was destined for greater things than Poynter’s dining table.

‘I’d been in a band before, but I was actually working for the family business in Yorkshire when I got the call,’ says Alexander, when I asked him where his part in the narrative began. ‘I was on a train and got a call from a friend, who said he’d thought I’d be good for it. He sent me some stuff and I thought it was great – I loved Todd’s voice and the vibe they had and we talked some more, and I drummed a bit…’, he trails off.

Poynter adds, ‘we’d auditioned a few guys already, and weirdly, the mutual friend had told us [about Corey] when we were still demo-ing’. He called me up and said, “Dougie mate. I’ve found you a drummer, look no further.” And he was right.’
…keep reading.

Posted by Sandra on March 14 2018

As we all know McFly is in a kind of hiatus right now and during this time Dougie has formed a new band with two friends, Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander. The band is called INK. and has more of a alternative rock vibe, completely opposite as what we know Dougie for in McFly.
Read below their interview with 1883 Magazine and check some pics on the gallery!

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Dougie Poynter, Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander are three mates with a lot of talent and have joined together to form INK. Each successful in his own right. Dougie, arguably best known for his membership in chart-topping McFly, Todd, an experienced solo artist with Glastonbury on his CV and finally, Corey, a Musical Institute LA graduate.

With a sound that can be described as a modern post-punk revival, INK. has all the ingredients for an honest and organic collaboration. We joined the guys in a London’s Covent Garden to talk about working as a trio, instant validation and what we can expect from debut EP ‘Heaven’ out now.

Introduce yourselves…

T: So, I’m Todd. Todd Dorigo over here.

C: I’m Corey.

D: I’m Dougie and a Sagittarius.

How did you guys get together?

T: Dougie and I would kind of meet, like bump into each other, on nights out, here and there in London over the last couple of years. Eventually, as musicians do, they eventually find themselves with some guitars lying around. That’s how we found ourselves writing very casually with no sort of goal. Fast forward a few months or so after that, we had all of these songs and we kind of found ourselves in a band and we thought we need a third. A rhythm section. So, then a friend of Dougie’s recommended Corey to us.

Did you [Corey] have to do an audition or anything?

D: There wasn’t an audition, but more a sort of… vetting process…

How did it feel being that third, final member, the final piece of the puzzle?

C: It was really nice, the way they approached it was really cool. It was making it a band. It felt really nice.

D: Yeah once we approached it, and checked out his criminal records- they were all clear. His medical records, they were all good. He was in. He had to pee in a cup to get into the band.

Did you know the name of the band before you became the three or was it a joint decision?

D: Did you (Corey) know what we were called before?

C: When we started speaking it was just… no. They had ideas and, we kind of finalised the fact we were going to do this.

T: I think we were throwing ideas around and INK. was one of them. We hadn’t decided.

D: It makes sense because it’s a three-piece, three letters. The reason for INK. collective was while Todd and I were doing a lot of our writing, we would talk a lot about this artist called Ralph Steadman, he did a lot of the artwork for Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo, early Rolling Stones illustrations. But, he starts a lot of his work with just a single splat of Indian ink and then has to create something from that splat. He never knows what it is going to look like which is kind of like how we were writing songs. Todd would come in with a riff and we would take it from there. There was never any like target of who we wanted to sound like, what we wanted to sound like. Every song had a life of its own like a painting.

How do you each keep your own identity in the band?

C: Allowing each other to have a voice.

T: I mean I just want to be Dougie.

D: And I want to be Todd.

What makes this work as a trio?

C: We all bring different things to it, we all have different influences.

T: I’d say I’ve written with a lot of people in the past and I’d say it’s quite rare to find someone that you work really well with. One of the reasons is our pace of writing. We give each other that space to breathe. Sometimes we sit with each other in silence, staring at the window.

I thought you were going to stare into each other’s eyes…

D: Out the widow, not into each other’s eyes!

I’ve written with tons of people before, but with Todd the pace of it was exactly the same. Coming from two separate worlds as well, Todd introduced me to a whole bunch of things I was not aware of before, it was just a lot of fun.

Dougie, you’ve come from McFly and then that turned into McBusted, what is it about collaborative work that you enjoy?

D: I’d say since day one, I’ve always done it. With McFly and Busted, both Tom and James wrote songs for each other’s bands so James would come over and write songs with us. I think it is a lot easier when you are writing songs for another band, you don’t get in your own head. I think every musician does it, seeing what another musician thinks of your idea and what they can add to it, especially if they are from a completely different world, it can take you down a completely new path.

Like peer evaluation?

D: Yeah, exactly!

odd, you used to perform solo, how is it different to now being in a band. What do you prefer?

T: All by myself… I think one of the positives I’ve definitely taken from it is in the writing process. Its instant feedback, the back and forth of ideas. For years I have just been writing on my own and you have to wrestle with yourself and you can go so far without anyone saying no that’s a bad idea or that’s great. There’s no one to encourage you so that is a massive positive which definitely made me excited to keep writing with Dougie. Just the experience of something as a group of mates. It feels like you’re in a gang.

D: And you can point the finger elsewhere if it goes wrong.

C: He did it!

You have a couple of EP’s coming out, what can our readers expect from these?

D: Well the first EP comes out today, that’s a taster but it just scratches the surface of what we have been doing. Then we are going to do another one and then put them together and create an LP. But as I said, we don’t know musically where it’s going to go. It’s just doing its own thing which is really nice again not to try and hit a moving target.
…keep reading.

Posted by Sandra on November 19 2017

McFLY’s Tom Fletcher has released the stunning music video to accompany the release of The Musical Edition of his hit novel ‘The Christmasaurus’.

The tear-jerking picture released yesterday is based on the true story of teenager Lily Rice, who is the first European female to perform a backflip in a wheelchair.

Lily, who stars in the video alongside pop singer Tom, has a condition called hereditary spastic paraplegia which causes muscle rigidity.

Yet she was able to achieve the feat in Cariff after six hours’ practice.

The video is set to his track Afraid Of Heights, one of 14 new songs culled from his CD The Christmasaurus, the musical edition of his debut novel of the same name.

All written and performed by Tom, they are accompanied by a full orchestra and include surprise solos from Giovanna Fletcher – Tom’s wife – and Carrie Hope-Fletcher, his sister.

The Christmasaurus is also set for a stage show at London’s Eventim Apollo for a limited run from December 21 – 28.

Harry Judd, Matt Willis, Giovanna, and Carriewill are all set to appear alongside Tom on-stage in the festive spectacular.

The Christmasaurus is also being turned into an animated feature film directed by Michael Gracey, who recently directed the film The Greatest Showman On Earth starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

Tom remains a guitarist on McFly.


Posted by Sandra on October 31 2017

McFly band member turned children’s author Tom Fletcher has claimed a “world first” with a musical edition of his highly successful middle-grade novel The Christmasaurus.

Penguin Random House Children’s has described the concept as the “first time an author has written a soundtrack for their novel” . The book and 14-track CD will be released together next month (16th November) retailing at £14.99, with all the songs written and performed by Fletcher.

Meanwhile Fletcher’s wife, author Giovanna Fletcher, together with his McFly bandmate Harry Judd, Busted bandmate Matt Willis and sister Carrie Hope Fletcher will also appear in the ‘The Chistmasaurus – Live on Stage’. The show will run at the Eventim Apollo London from 21st to 28th December. The book is also being adapted into an animated film, by director Michael Gracey.

A partnership with Warburtons to offer “exciting and exclusive content” with the baking company is also on the cards, with details still to be announced.

Fletcher told The Bookseller how the idea for the accompanying CD began when he was writing The Christmasaurus, his first middle-grade children’s novel, published by Puffin in October 2016 – which has gone on to sell more than 163,281 copies according to Nielsen BookScan.

He said: “The whole idea for the book had stated because of a song I had written, ‘The Christmasaurus’. Because it had been inspired by a song, I carried on writing songs as I wrote the book. It helped me if there was a moment which matched a song, it felt natural to do that. When I finished the first draft, I had around nine or 10 songs and so I sent it to a few people including Michael Gracey. He contacted me a few days, and sent over some conceptual art, saying let’s make this into a film. I don’t think we had even done the deal with PRH yet.”

Fletcher believes the combination of music and books will provide a unique experience for the reader. He said: “It is really special to put the two things, [music and books], together. Books fire up your imagination and music touches your emotion in such a special way.”

The author and musician, who revealed a bookclub with WH Smith in September, described PRH Children’s m.d Francesca Dow as “amazing” because of how the publisher invested in the musical recording.

He said: “Francesca was amazing at being so accommodating about our vision. She came on board and invested in the music. I was so pleased that Francesca had shown such enthusiasm and believe in us.”

Dow told The Bookseller: “We are hugely excited about publishing The Christmasaurus, The Musical Edition – combining music and narrative to make a magical storytelling experience, we are so proud to publish this musical edition – a first for the industry – and another example of Tom’s incredible creativity for children. This is the latest in an exciting line up of Christmasaurus experiences that we know fans of the book and beyond will love.”

Fletcher also said the response from shops had been positive and The Bookseller understands that retailers have already ordered a high volume of copies, months before the announcement. He said: “The reaction from retailers has been overwhelming. I try not to pay too much attention but to have that faith in me is great, and this is before anyone has heart the recordings.

Fletcher described expanding into publishing as “refreshing” following his background in music, having first performed at the London Palladium aged nine. He said: “People can be jaded in music and there have been so many changes which have had a massive impact. We didn’t have the internet when we first started now school children can all download it onto their phones. It felt so fresh to come into the world of publishing. It felt like people really cared about what they do. People seem to care about my books as much as I do and I did not feel that in the music business. It is refreshing and now to have that same enthusiasm from publishing about music is amazing.”

He acknowledged that criticism can be difficult – he provoked the ire of some illustrators over copyright concerns in August and his inclusion in this year’s list of World Book Day titles, along with other celebrity authors, was slammed by some in the industry earlier this month.

Fletcher told The Bookseller: “I try not to think about winning the respect of the publishing industry. You invariably get people who are critical and it is really hard to read that and stay motivated. I try to avoid that as much as I can because no one liked to read negative stuff… But I completely understand that, from coming from a mainstream pop band, that I would need to earn the respect. I still feel I am proving myself but I hope people won’t judge the books before reading them.”

He added: “I had this when I was writing pop music and we had success but we never had the credibility people in rock bands had. We never had the recognition and that was frustrating but knowing kids who are seven or eight and reading it and love it, that is what it is all about.”

Fletcher’s latest book, The Creakers (PRH Children’s) was published on 5th October and has now 20,912 copies. The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!, his World Book Day picture book with McFly bandmate Dougie Poynter, is his most successful, with 220,458 copies sold (all figures according to Nielsen BookScan).


Posted by Sandra on October 31 2017

So finally Tom revealed who are going to be the special guests on The Christmasaurus Musical!! None others than Matt from Busted, Harry from a group you may know called… McFly? :P and his sister Carrie. Really great additions to the cast!
If you haven’t yet, you can still buy some tickets for The Christmasaurus!!

At a special preview event earlier today, musician, performer and writer Tom Fletcher announced the initial casting for The Christmasasaurus, his new family-friendly musical coming to the Eventim Apollo in December.

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Willis, Harry Judd and Giovanna Fletcher will all star in the piece, directed by Derek Bond and adapted for the stage by Miranda Larson. The show will feature sleigh bells, dancing elves and a special appearance from Saint Nick.

Judd and Tom Fletcher are both members of the band McFly, while Willis performed in Busted. The trio combined to form a supergroup, McBusted, which toured the UK from 2013 to 2015. Willis’ further stage credits include Wicked, Flashdance and Footloose.

Carrie Hope Fletcher’s previous stage credits include Les Miserables and The Addams Family, which is about to conclude a UK tour, while Giovanna Fletcher made her concert debut in a one-off performance of Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre last year, also starring Carrie Hope Fletcher.

The musical is based on the 2016 novel of the same name, written by Tom Fletcher and nominated for the Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. The show follows the life of young boy William Trundle as he embarks on adventures across the North Pole.

Tom Fletcher says: “The book all began with a song, called “The Christmasaurus”! That song inspired this whole story and as I began writing the book I wrote more songs that helped me tell the story and bring the characters to life. The book was released last year but I wanted to get these songs out there too.”

Fletcher has also announced that The Christmasaurus will be adapted into an animated feature film, directed by Michael Gracey (who makes his directorial debut with The Greatest Showman on Earth which opens this Christmas and stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron).

The Christmasaurus runs at the Eventim Apollo from 21 to 28 December.


Posted by Sandra on October 9 2017


The former Strictly champ opened up to Fabulous about his mental health difficulties, and issues with drugs and alcohol.

Harry Judd arrives at our shoot still revelling in the hour or so’s peace the car journey here has just afforded him. With 20-month-old Lola and six-week-old Kit causing carnage at home, quiet and calm aren’t usually on the agenda these days.

“I love being with them and I’m so lucky, but god, it’s hard work!” he admits. “I don’t know how people have four of them. But it’s a crazy, wonderful thing.”

Despite the lack of sleep, Harry is remarkably bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today. He’s currently in a really good, healthy place. After years of battling debilitating anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, the demons are firmly at bay. Harry opens up about those mental health difficulties and issues with drugs and alcohol, plus how he overcame them through exercise in his book Get Fit, Get Happy, which is serialised in The Sun from tomorrow.

Part-memoir, part-fitness guide, it’s an uplifting and accessible read, full of photos of Harry demonstrating how readers can work out on the go – at the bus stop, in the office, in the shower (cue some gratuitous topless shots of a dripping wet Harry). It’s also intensely honest.

“It’s not a plan, it’s more: ‘Here’s my philosophy, here’s my story, here’s how fitness helped me,’ he explains. “My mental health has been up and down since I was 19, and I’m coming up to 32 now. It’s something I’m going to have to keep tabs on for the rest of my life, but exercise is something I can control. It focuses me, it’s productive and it makes me feel good. I’m happier in my job, my relationship, everything.

“I don’t drink alcohol any more, I quit smoking, I certainly don’t do any drugs – it’s been a long time since I touched drugs. Those were the reasons anxiety reared its ugly head.”

Harry has more incentive than ever to manage his mental health after the births of his two children – becoming a dad has played a significant role in helping him stay well. After turning to IVF to conceive Lola following two years of infertility issues, Harry and his violinist wife Izzy, 33, were prepared to undergo the whole gruelling process again for baby number two.

However, life is full of surprises. “We were planning another round of IVF for this summer, but Izzy was like: ‘Oh, let’s just see what happens’. And you know, as a husband after a nine-month pregnancy and a bit of a delay after that, I was like: ‘OK. Yes, let’s see what happens!’

“And then she was pregnant and part of me was like: ‘This is amazing’, but also… yeah.” Harry sighs wearily and then laughs, quick to clarify that he’s in no way moaning about his lot.
…keep reading.

Posted by Sandra on July 27 2017


McFly’s finest talks industry change and Saturday night tell

With five studio albums, 14 sellout tours, and over 30 different awards, you might best remember Danny Jones for his role in pop-rock band McFly, the four-piece responsible for keeping tracks such as “Five Colours in Her Hair” and “All About You” stuck in your head since the early 2000s.

Jones, however, has a lot more under his belt than a Smash Hits award for 2005’s “Most Snoggable Male” might suggest. After finishing McFly’s Anthology tour in late 2016 – the band’s first series of shows after two years of touring with James Bourne and Matt Willis as McBusted – the musician has been working on a number of solo projects including some exclusive writing and producing for One Direction. Most recent is Jones’ stint as a judge on The Voice Kids alongside Pixie Lott and, the latest tear-jerking talent show to be aired on ITV.

Somewhere between the show’s finale earlier this month and preparing for his first child with former Miss England, Georgia Horsley, we managed to grab a few minutes with the man who helped score the soundtrack to the best part of our youth.

How was going back on tour last year with just the other members of McFly? Was it strange after touring for so long as McBusted?

No, not strange at all! Just a lot more room on stage as there was only three other dudes running around with guitars instead of five.

Fair enough. How do you think the industry has changed since your first tour in 2004?

The industry has changed a lot. Streaming has become huge and socials are now a vital part of promotion; we used to sell physical CD’s and do Saturday morning TV which was ace! It’s a super exciting time at the minute as consumers have their very own library of music that they can search and research whenever they want. I do think it has gotten harder for new artists to solidify a loyal, active fanbase though. It’s ok having a smash on Spotify or iTunes and be on all the playlists, but that can be short lived. It seems at the minute that we are a ‘skip’ nation and we don’t seem to even listen to a whole song without skipping onto the next without even knowing who it was. It’s the only downfall about having whatever music you want whenever and wherever.

You’ve done a lot of producing and DJing recently. How does that compare to writing and performing as a band?

They are all completely different. I DJ as a hobby, nothing super serious, but it’s ace fun. However, it doesn’t even compare to playing my guitar; the smell, the feel and the sound of an instrument always wins for me. Performing live, especially with the boys…there is nothing better. But I do like DJing, it’s a kind of escape for me. To go and play a show with your best bros is a superb feeling. Producing I also love, it’s a chance to start with nothing and end up with magic without any opinions. Getting something to sound sonically right is a challenge but it’s a challenge that I love.

Everyone has been loving The Voice Kids, how did you get involved with that?

I asked. I didn’t know they were doing a kids version and when they asked if I would be interested in a kids versions I said yeah! It was very exciting to think that you could find young undiscovered UK talent and help mould them into what they wanted to become. I’ve loved every minute of it.

Ok, quickfire round. Pixie Lott or


Backstreet Boys or Westlife?

Backstreet Boys.

McFly or McBusted?

If I had to decide…Mcfly.

Popstar or Opera Star?


Never Mind the Buzzcocks or 8 Out of 10 Cats?

8 Out of 10 Cats.

Favourite member of 1D?

Niall. His banter is on another level.


Posted by Sandra on June 30 2017

On his latest blog for HuffPost UK Dougie talks about the importance of us taking care of our environment and the effect it has on the climate change. Watch his thoughts about it HERE.

Dougie Poynter, musician, philanthropist, and conservationist, is an ambassador and supporter of the new ‘Tread Lightly’ campaign which is calling on visitors to respect and preserve Richmond Park for future generations.

In an exclusive vlog for HuffPost UK he talks about the campaign, what we can all to do preserve the environment and how the younger generation can make the biggest difference to climate change.

Posted by Sandra on June 30 2017

Tomorrow’s episode of The Voice Kids is gonna be an emotional one..

We’ve just got something in our eye…

There have been several moments during The Voice Kids that have left us feeling rather emotional, but absolutely nothing compares to what coach Danny Jones goes through on this Saturday’s episode.

Following one young performer’s Blind Audition, Danny reveals that he can really relate to the meaning behind the song – so much so that he is left choked up, can’t speak and has to be comforted by fellow coaches Pixie Lott and

When he tries to give his feedback to the young singer, Danny has to stop speaking and look down while Pixie interjects with her thoughts and gives the McFly singer a chance to gather himself.
Pixie and will gather round Danny’s chair, where Pixie asks him if he’s alright and will says: “Those are strong tears, bro.”

“It really, really got to me that moment,” he says later, while as the Blind Auditions draw to a close Danny reflects that “it’s been emotional, hasn’t it?”

Oh Danny, we now love you even more.


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